What's the deal with "Needhams"?

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2004/06/30 12:36:53 (permalink)

What's the deal with "Needhams"?

So I was in Maine last week, and saw a confection for sale on the grocery store counter. It was in a cute, old-style waxed paper bag, blue and white, and said "Lew Rod's Original Needham". I took the plunge and bought one. It was on the order of a Mounds bar, but the filling was chalkier and much more sweet.

Just wondered if anyone can tell me more about this candy.
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    RE: What's the deal with "Needhams"? 2004/06/30 13:50:35 (permalink)
    This website tells the story of it: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/prdSell_1.asp?ProdGroupID=19644&sourceid=sinceptor&flgCookiesEnabled=TRUE

    and here is the recipe:

    NEEDHAM'S MAINE POTATO CANDY


    2/3 cup mashed potatoes (with no butter or salt)
    2 pounds confectioners sugar
    1 large package coconut

    Mix all and spread onto jelly roll pan. chill. cut into cubes about 2" square.

    Melt 1 large package semi sweet or dark chocolate chips with 1/3 bar baker's wax
    (paraffin).

    Dip cubes into chocolate and set out on wax paper. Chill.
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    RE: What's the deal with "Needhams"? 2004/06/30 14:50:47 (permalink)
    As both a native New Englander and offspring
    to candy makers in that part of the world, two additional points here.
    If you want your Needhams to look like this...



    ...you'll need a double boiler.
    In addition, and while some less-then-Puritanical New Englanders ()
    add peppermint to their Needhams, it is pretty standard to add either two
    teaspoonfuls of vanilla or almond extract to the mix.
    Yum.


    FYI.
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